Boating is a common form of transport in the lowlands and Terai in Nepal. Leisure boating can be done in various locations. Pokhara with many lakes is the most famous for boating activities. The city with famous lakes Phewa, Begnas and Rupa, provides enough space for numerous boating experiences. Traditional canoe-style boating can be done in rivers Naranghat and Rapti rivers in Chitwan.
With the numerous rivers and lakes, Nepal is an ideal location for pleasure fishing and angling. Fishing is also the livelihood for some communities in the hills and the Terai regions of Nepal. Some of the popular rivers for fishing and angling are Betrawati, Indrawati, Karnali and Koshi. While fishing, one should look out for other aquatic species too, especially the fresh water dolphins in the Koshi, Rapti and Narayani river systems.